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Cafe Medina

€€ - €€€Cafe, Mediterranean,
780 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
+1 604-879-3114
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (325 reviews)
“waffles” (534 reviews)
“lavender latte” (62 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
Cafe, Mediterranean, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
780 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This has been one of the best spots we hav found for a early (8:00 am) breakfast or later brunch. The venue is always busy but closes at about 15:00. We enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere. The service is good and the dishes delicious. A must...More

Thank gregmQ2039WG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a look at the pictures here on tripadvisor or the menu. You will see a lot of greens and a lot of meat, not my idea of a breakfast. That said, the small waffles are very good, especially with the salted caramel sauce or...More

Thank tamaralea
Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful little place nearby hotel (westin grand) downtown. lines start at opening 8am. coffee was wonderful, best in vancouver i think. french influenced entrees, yummy short ribs in fricasee. waffles were yummy with different sauces.

Thank jamesandmay
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled across Medina whilst walking around the side streets of Vancouver when I noticed the queues. They don't take reservations but both times, I was seated at the bar within 15mins when I got there around 11am (single diner). The coffee is great (49th...More

Thank chrisngpg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast here three times during a visit to Vancouver. Kept coming back because it was fabulous. The food is flavorful and the presentation is wonderful. The hostess and servers are efficient but also make you feel special amidst a busy environment. This is a...More

Thank candn160
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for the waffles (they where good, well beyond expectation) and ended up loving everything else as well!!!. The quality of the coffee!! The soft boiled egg, the charcuterie, the place it self. A Vancouver Must. Keep in mind it is always packed...More

Thank Juan Pablo V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Medina is a popular spot in Vancouver. We went there on a weekday morning at 8:30. It was already crowded. We didn’t wait too long before seated, but the table arrangement was not the best. Each table were tightly close to each. When someone...More

Thank Erica C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Line ups of customers for a good reason! Great Mediterranean , Israeli- Moroccan flavored alternative chef breakfasts. Great options , many spices and flavors. We really enjoyed brunch

Thank Darla B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very popular breakfast cafe. Great atmosphere and delicious food. We liked their interesting menu and coffee. This was the best cafe we visited during our visit to Canada. Come early as this is a popular place and you will need to wait to be seated.

Thank Nina B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place if you want something delicious and a little different for breakfast. In addition to this magnificent array of middle eastern themed breakfast, they have amazing Belgian waffles. Just be warned it is that good, so it is that popular.

Thank James M
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Andres I
29 May 2017|
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Response from arturoaguilar68 | Reviewed this property |
Hola Andrés, no se puede hacer reservación, es un lugar que puede variar el tiempo de espero dependiendo de la hora en que llegues, cuando llegues te aconsejo que primero vayas adentro y te anotes en una lista, ellos te... More
12 June 2016|
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Response from Hari M | Reviewed this property |
Agree with what everyone else has said AND a couple of things to add. The place is very VERY popular (especially moreso on weekends) and sometimes there can be a substantial wait to get a seat (especially if there's a big... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-879-3114
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